Rauangi - Visual Arts

Kāwai Raupapa - Certificate in Māori Visual Arts

  • Level 4
  • 36 weeks
  • Fees apply

Programme overview:

Start learning visual arts (rauangi) at an introductory level. Become part of a rich tradition of cultural expression and explore the techniques, history and tikanga associated with ngā toi (the arts).

Are you eligible for fees-free study?

First time tertiary students studying for fee paying programmes at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa will be fees-free from 2018.

We’ve been providing fees-free study for the majority of our programmes for more than 30 years and are committed to tauira success.

To find out whether you are eligible for fees-free study for our fee paying programmes visit the Fees Free Website.

You'll learn about:

  • Māori patterns and designs
  • drawing and design
  • technical skills and art techniques
  • tikanga and cultural practices relating to indigenous art making.

You'll know how to:

  • make art
  • explore your personal journey and connection to others and the world through making art
  • have some knowledge of Māori arts, signs and symbols
  • have some knowledge of whakapapa and whānau, hapū, iwi traditions.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

You may be eligible to enrol in our level 5 Toi Paematua diploma or pathway into our Maunga Kura Toi degree programme.

I want to use my qualification

Use your artistic skills to contribute to your marae, community, or to make and sell art work at markets and gift shops.

How you'll study:

This is a full-time programme. You need to be committed to (on average):

That'll be made up of:

  • noho marae
  • tutorials and working in groups
  • extra study and activities that you decide will help your learning. (These may differ from class-to-class.)

In some locations this programme may be provided by way of an approved sub-contract arrangement.

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